Tips To Keep Paper Wasps Away From Your Denver Yard


June 15, 2022

How many times have you almost hurt yourself trying to dodge a wasp after it darted at you? Probably more times than you like, especially on your own property. Paper wasps will definitely have you running for cover rather than running the risk of getting stung multiple times. And the thing about paper wasps is that they can sting you multiple times and not die as bees do. So if they see you coming too close to their nests, they will sting you to protect it. 

If wasps have completely taken over your yard and made it 'their yard,' then it's time to call Denver Pest Control. Don't live another day in fear; we'll come and do a complete inspection of your property, and once we find the nest or nests, we'll provide you with our service plans and treatment options.

a paper wasp crawling on its nest

What Do Paper Wasps Look Like?

As all species of wasps send people running for cover, the paper wasp isn't any different. With that, you probably could care less about wasp identification because you don't plan to be close enough to identify one! Trust us; we understand that.

However, properly identifying wasps will help you understand the different treatment options available to you and their behaviors and severity of stings (even if you're looking at them through a window from inside your home. Here's what to look for when trying to identify paper wasps on your property.

Paper wasps have brownish bodies with yellow (sometimes red) markings and long legs and antennae, giving them a length of anywhere between ½ and ¾ of an inch. Their true identifier, however, is their nests. Paper wasp nests are gray and made from paper-like materials with open honeycombs.

If you do indeed have paper wasps in your yard or around your property, Falkin Pest Control is your safest and most effective way to rid your yard of these stinging insects.

How Dangerous Are Paper Wasps?

All wasps are dangerous because of their ability to sting, and paper wasps are no different. When these wasps sting, they can sting you multiple times to protect their nest, especially if they feel threatened. Once stung, harmful toxins are released that can cause mild to severe reactions from nausea and vomiting to anaphylaxis. If you or anyone on your property gets stung by a paper wasp, immediate medical attention is needed.

Five Paper Wasp Prevention Tips 

Once you spot the unique paper wasp nest on your property, immediate removal services are necessary for the safety of your family. Once you eradicate the wasps, you can implement these preventive tips in your yard.

  1. Keep trash cans tightly closed.
  2. Always clean up immediately after a picnic or barbecue.
  3. Plant repellent herbs in your yard.
  4. Keep windows and doors closed.
  5. Seal any cracks in your home's exterior.

With these preventive measures in place, your yard will be wasp-free and remain that way.

The Safest Form Of Wasp Control

There are all kinds of ways to get rid of wasps on your own. Some of those methods are extremely dangerous, and some are reasonable as long as you have the right gear for wasp removal. But the risk of stings and potential falls make DIY attempts not worth the risk. For wasp control in Denver, contact Falkin Pest Control today. 

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